On the previous episode of Survivor Philippines, JC won the chance to choose between the Immunity Necklace and a brand-new car. JC took the car and gave immunity to Rob.
Cris said that he was shocked that the reward was as big as a car. Rob congratulated JC; he said that he would have enjoyed driving the car but JC deserved it.
Cris observed that Rob was simply going easy on the challenge and depended on JC’s efforts. Cris said that, when Rob approached to put an arm around him, he pushed it away to show that he didn’t like what Rob was doing.
That night at camp, Charisse dug for leftover rice in the pot to ease her hunger. Rob talked to Cris about Cris trying to smear his name. Rob said it’s part of the game and he understood. He extended his hand to Chris, who didn’t take it. Rob said that he had his own strategy, which seemed to work for him. Their talk ended with a hug, while on-camera, Rob talked about treasuring the time and closeness they had shared on the island.
The four remaining castaways arrived at the Tribal Council. Host Paolo Bediones called in the members of the Jury – Jace, Kiko, Vern, Marlon, Kaye and Zita.
Cris was asked to describe camp life without Nanay Zita, and he said that they’re realizing the difficulty. He said that he was surprised at her departure and that he missed her. JC said that he had learned a lot since Zita left, like tending to the fire and preparing their rice. Other than camp life, JC said that he learned how to look at those he could trust, and to look at people’s good sides. JC and Charisse said that they believed that the castaways could be friends even after the show.
Rob described his night at the resort with JC, with the good food and the massage, as a good motivator. Paolo observed that Rob and JC were inseparable in the rewards. Rob said that it’s part of reaping rewards from good deeds.
Paolo asked Cris why he pointed out one of Rob’s blocks at the last challenge. Cris said that he did it to make Rob feel his help, though Rob will vote him out. Cris said that he felt that Rob didn’t trust himself, depending on others but himself.
JC was asked why he chose the car over the Immunity Necklace. JC said that he was going to choose immunity, but he looked at his tribemates and they all pointed to the car. JC said that he trusted them, and that he wanted to fulfill his promise to Charisse. JC said that he had a lot of trust that they would not vote him out.
Paolo asked Cris if he hoped that JC would give the necklace to him. Cris said no, and that he knew who JC would give the necklace to, and who expected to get it because that was his (Rob’s) strategy.
Rob was asked his reaction, whether he simply held on to JC to get that far in the game. Rob interrupted Paolo to say that “it’s a matter of how effectively manage yourself” (Cris was shown laughing behind his buff). Rob said that he didn’t ask for the necklace (hinting at the time that Cris did), but that it was given voluntarily to him. Paolo asked Rob what the gentleman’s agreement between him and JC. Rob said that JC had given his reason to him, and it was about being trustworthy. Rob asserted again that he did not ask for it, but it was given to him. (Marlon seen smirking unbelievingly.) Paolo asked Rob whether it was worth it for JC to give him the necklace even though it endangered JC. Rob said that JC was trusting.
Paolo asked Rob whether he thought he had enough numbers in the Jury to win the title of Pinoy Sole Survivor, if ever he made it to the final two. Rob said that the Jury is intelligent, and would give the P3 million to the deserving castaway. JC was surprised at what was going on between Rob and Cris. Charisse didn’t want to express an opinion.
Paolo told Rob that Cris wanted to hear what Rob’s reaction was to “the Kiko incident”. Rob admitted that he was mad at first, but that it’s just a game. At this point, Cris and JC were giggling behind Rob; Kiko covered his eyes with the headband he was wearing. Cris told Rob that they (Cris and JC) only wanted to get on Rob’s nerves.
And Then There Were Three
When Charisse voted, she told her choice that she it was a pity that he didn’t win immunity, and if he did, she would have voted differently. Cris voted for JC because JC was a very good player and very strong. JC voted for Cris, saying Cris had lost his trust since he (Cris) voted for Kiko.
Paolo counted the votes and the results were: JC got one vote. Cris got one then another. And the 15th castaway to leave the island and the 7th member of the Jury was Cris. Cris exclaimed, “Aruy! Aruy!”, and shook hands with the remaining three.
Paolo reminded JC, Charisse and Rob that the road to the final two wasn’t easy, and anybody can win the next immunity challenge.
In his farewell speech, a cheerful Cris apologized for whatever wrong things he might have done to the others, but said he is still grateful to God that he was in Survivor Philippines.
Back at camp, Charisse expressed thankfulness for the fire. Rob apologized to the others that he reacted to Cris, even though Cris was just pulling his strings. Rob said that he didn’t agree with how Cris did it, especially in front of the Jury.
Day 38 dawned on the remaining members of Chalam Camp. Charisse got their treemail and then wrote a letter saying that she will win that day’s Immunity Challenge, that she’s “claiming it and its for the greater glory of God”. Their treemail seemed to give a promise of breakfast, and that the remaining three will be cut down to two that day.
When the Final Three arrived on the site of their breakfast, they saw a beautiful setting by the beach: a table for three, with Thai place settings and a couple of traditional Thai dancers. Charisse was overjoyed at their delicious meal, and expressed how much she loved the other two for bringing her this far. The three talked about their experiences on Survivor Philippines.
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Poll: Before Cris got voted out, our poll was showing him with 28 (11%) out of 251 votes to be the winner of Survivor Philippines. Charisse had 21 (8%), JC had 193 (77%) and Rob had 9 (4%). Now that Cris is gone, our poll has been reset. Don’t forget to vote in our poll on who will win Survivor Philippines! The poll is on our sidebar and is updated after each week’s Tribal Council.